Early Learning Services Ltd - proposed acquisition of Payce Childcare Pty Ltd


  • Early Learning Services


  • Payce Child Care

Market definition

The ACCC considered the proposed acquisition in the context of local markets for the provision of centre-based long day child care services within approximately 10km of each of the long day child care centres being acquired by ELS.

Competition analysis

The ACCC concluded that, due to a large number of alternative long day child care centres in each of the relevant local markets, the proposed acquisition was unlikely to substantially lessen competition in any relevant market.


20/01/2010ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
03/02/2010Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
18/02/2010ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.